Excellence Scholarship for non-EEA students

Important details

  • Please make sure to check your faculty's website (see below) for more detailed and/or extra requirements:

  • You are a national of a non-EEA country (not holding an extra EEA nationality) and therefore you have to pay the institutional tuition fee;
  • You are or will be accepted for one of the bachelor or master programmes at Erasmus University. Check with your faculty (see websites below) to learn which degree is applicable for your programme;
  • You will start the bachelor or master programme on the first of September following your application for a scholarship;
  • You are considered an excellent applicant, as apparent from your motivation and grade point average at the moment of application. The rule of the thumb is that the average grade should be the equivalent to the Dutch grade of 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale of 1 to 10.

Please make sure to check the faculty's website (down below) for the most up to date information on this scholarship.

Participating faculty
  • All faculties (ISS & IHS excluded) 
    • Erasmus School of Philosophy (): only for students of the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics.
Level of study

  • Bachelor
  • Master
Check at your faculty (see websites below) which degree is applicable. 
Scholarship / Grant in €This scholarship concerns a partial tuition waiver. Consult with your faculty on the exact amount available.
DeadlineDiffers per faculty
More details & contact

Website: Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Website: Erasmus School of Law (ESL)
Website: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Website: Erasmus MC (EMC)
Website: Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
Website: Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Website: Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)
Website: Erasmus University College (EUC)
Website: Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) (look under 'Funding')

Application - Excellence Scholarship for non-EEA students

The application procedure differs per faculty. Please check your own faculty for more information on the application:

Deadline: differs per faculty


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Frequently asked questions

  • In order to filter out the scholarships you might be able to apply for, take the following steps:

    1. Select on this page your current situation.
      By clicking on one of the situations, the scholarship overview that applies to you will be shown;
    2. All the basic requirements of the scholarship are mentioned in the table of the scholarship overview page. Check for country and region eligibility, study level and faculty specific information;
    3. Click on one of the scholarships for more details;
    4. To apply, follow the given application instructions.
  • Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page, by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.

  • In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.

  • Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. Therefore always make sure to have a plan B to cover your finances, in case you won't gain the scholarship.

  • Most of the requirements apply to:

    1. Study results / being an excellent student;
    2. Being able to demonstrate your ambition;
    3. Level of study;
    4. Obtained diplomas;
    5. Country of origin.
  • First, select on the Scholarships and grants page if you're a student planning to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) or whether you're already studying at EUR and thinking about going on exchange.

    After selecting one of these options, you'll land on a page with a scholarship overview applicable to your situation.

  • Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.

  • That depends on the scholarship. The scholarship may be a partial tuition fee waiver which means you still need to pay tuition fee. Please check the criteria of your scholarship carefully.

  • In a lot of cases you will receive the scholarship for only one year. Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Think about ways to finance your 2nd and/or 3rd year in advance.